Archive for November 13th, 2008

More Countries Make Spreading HIV a Crime

The Associated Press reported that an increasing number of countries worldwide are making spreading HIV a crime. In a report released by the International Planned Parenthood Federation, 58 countries have laws that criminalize people with HIV who deliberately or unwillingly transmitted the virus to other people, while another 33 countries are considering similar laws to pass.Since 2005, seven countries in West Africa have passed such laws criminalizing HIV transmission. In Benin, the simple act o…